Yamato Transport

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Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.
ヤマト運輸株式会社
Type Public KK (TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings)
Industry Courier
Founded March 31, 2005
Headquarters Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Makoto Kigawa, Chairman
Masaki Yamauchi, President
Revenue Increase JP¥ 1,225,974 million (FY 2007)
Net income Increase JP¥ 35,353 million (FY 2007)
Employees 169,836 (2008)
Website www.kuronekoyamato.co.jp

Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. (ヤマト運輸株式会社 Yamato Un'yu Kabushiki Kaisha?, TYO: 9064; listing is as Yamato Holdings) is Japan's largest door-to-door delivery service companies with market share of 41%,[1] competing closely with Sagawa Express and Nippon Express. Their head office is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

The company's logo is a yellow oval with a black mother cat carrying her kitten in her mouth, symbolizing the company's promise that they take care of items entrusted to them as though the items were their own family. The logo is as familiar in Japan as the Coca-Cola logo is in the United States. The logo was originally used by American company Allied Van Lines. In 1957 Yamato obtained permission to use this logo.[2]

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  1. ^ "Yamato Transport Co. Ltd." International Directory of Company Histories. 1992. Encyclopedia.com. 8 Oct. 2010 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.
  2. ^ "Yamato Transport U.S.A Topics". Retrieved 26 September 2011. 

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